LINGUIST List 29.4006

Tue Oct 16 2018

Support: Pragmatics; Semantics: PhD, University of Goettingen

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 16-Oct-2018
From: Clemens Steiner-Mayr <>
Subject: Pragmatics; Semantics: PhD, University of Goettingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
E-mail this message to a friend

Department: Department of English, Linguistics Section
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Goettingen

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics; Semantics


The Linguistics section of the Department of English at the Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen is looking to fill the position of a Research Assistant with 50% of the regular working hours (currently 19.9 hours per week) and a limited contract of 4 years. This position should be filled by April 1, 2019. Salary: Pay grade 13 TV-L.

Your duties:
- You will write a dissertation,
- Teach courses as defined in Section 31 of the Higher Education Act of Lower Saxony (NHG) and administer examinations,
- Work on the research area of “formal semantics and pragmatics”.
Your profile
- You hold a university degree with a focus in “formal linguistics”,
- Have expertise in formal semantics and pragmatics,
- Have excellent knowledge of English.
- Knowledge of theoretical syntax or morphology is an asset, so is acquaintance with experimental methods.

The University of Goettingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please send your application with:
- A letter of motivation,
- Academic CV,
- An outline of the prospective topic for the PhD thesis (max. 2 pages),
- A writing sample (e.g. BA/MA thesis),
- Contact information of two persons for references
by November 5, 2018 preferably in electronic form to Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, Seminar fuer Englische Philologie, Kaete-Hamburger-Weg 3, 37073 Goettingen, email:

If you have any questions, please contact Clemens Steiner-Mayr
phone: +49-551-39-7576, email:

Please note:
With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Information General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Applications Deadline: 05-Nov-2018

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Clemens Steiner-Mayr
        Kaete-Hamburger-Weg 3
        Goettingen Lower Saxony 37073

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Clemens Steiner-Mayr

Page Updated: 16-Oct-2018